Mr. Yassin, a Canadian national, has a Masters of Science in Engineering from the University of Surrey, UK, and MBA from Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas.
Immediately before his appointment, Mr. Yassin was Global Head of Corporate Finance at Arab Bank Plc, based in Bahrain.
He also held senior positions with Arab Banking Corporation (ABC) and Gulf International Bank (GIB) in Bahrain, and worked previously with Coopers & Lybrand Consulting Group, the Bank of Montreal and Transamerica Commercial Finance Corp. in Canada and the US.
Commenting on the appointment of Mr. Yassin, Mr. Michael Tomalin, NBAD’s Chief Executive said: “I welcome Mr. Mark Yassin to the senior executive team at NBAD.
The Bank has achieved excellent financial returns for its shareholders over the last several years and Mr. Yassin joins to strengthen the team to help achieve our aggressive growth targets. He will manage the newly integrated Corporate and Investment Banking Division, focusing on meeting the needs of our corporate and institutional clients in Abu Dhabi, the UAE, and round the world”.
In his role as Senior General Manager of Corporate & Investment Banking Division of NBAD, Mr. Yassin plans to utilize the significant strengths of the NBAD brand to deliver a range of innovative products and services and to focus on staff and customer satisfaction to deliver superior service in the region.
He will tackle the competition by ensuring a clear positioning strategy for NBAD’s Corporate & Investment Banking Division through well experienced teams in corporate, investment, leasing, and real estate.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to particularly come to Abu Dhabi and NBAD. The UAE is one of the most exciting places in the world to be and NBAD has a special place in banking here and in the region.
I look forward to joining a winning team which is committed to growing the corporate & investment banking businesses at NBAD to be an even greater force in banking and one which has a great reputation for customer service and innovation.” said Mr. Yassin, Senior General Manager of Corporate & Investment Banking Division.